Pre-Installed Malware Found on US Government-Funded Smartphones
Android smartphones offered through a US government initiative for low-income users came with pre-installed Chinese malware.  Researchers at Malwarebytes Labs found that the $35 UMX U683CL smartphone came with two variants of malware - one that can collect data and install software without user
Facebook Building Its Own OS to End Dependence on Android
Facebook is reportedly working on building its own operating system in an effort to end its dependence on Google’s Android. The social media giant currently uses Android to operate its hardware products but is becoming increasingly uncomfortable with relying on its main competitor to power its
Samsung S10 Lite Specs Leaked Before CES 2020
The upcoming ‘lite’ version of Samsung’s much acclaimed S10 model has had its specs and price leaked online by German website WinFuture.de. This is one of the many leaks that both S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite models have been subject to ahead of their rumored reveal at CES 2020. The world’s lar
Samsung leaks reveal specs, design for Galaxy S11 and S11e
It never rains but it pours. Or in Samsung’s case, it leaks. Just days after renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S11 were leaked online, images of the cheaper variant appeared as well. The leak reveals that the S11e will have triple rear cameras, no headphone jack, and a center-aligned punch
Android security flaw allowed unauthorized video recording
On November 19, cybersecurity firm Checkmarx revealed that months earlier it had uncovered an Android flaw allowing attackers to record and access audio and video through a smartphone without the user’s knowledge. Checkmarx notified Google about the flaw in July and it has since been fixed. How
Apple removes apps after researchers unearth 42 vaping deaths
On Friday, November 15, Apple announced that it is pulling all 181 vape-related apps from the Apple Store. Vaping became popular as a healthy alternative to smoking. Recent research suggests the practice is at least as dangerous, however. Apple’s move comes in the wake of growing public concern
Google adds RCS features to updated Messenger app
Google is rolling out proprietary improvements to the outdated Android messaging system. After nearly two years of struggling with American carriers to make Rich Communication Services the new standard for messaging, Google has decided to implement RCS compatibility in its own messaging software.
Motorola Just Announced Its Foldable Phone: Motorola Razr
Another thing you didn’t know you wanted but the marketing experts did: Flip phones are making a comeback. Slated for availability in the first quarter of 2020, Motorola’s Razr is the latest entry in what has suddenly become a crowded market. The foldable phone will sell for an estimated $1,5